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't quite make up for the cancelled new york city marathon but thousands took to the streets of san francisco today for the u.s. half marathon. it started early this morning in aquatic park. they made their way arols the gonld gate bridge before heading back to the park. they say this year's event had a different feel because of what people on the east coast are going through and most say cancelling the new york city marathon was the right thing to do. >> it was, took resources away from helping other people rebuild. it would be very disappointing. >>. >> 5,000 people participated in the half marathon. those who chose to also helped to raise money for saint jude's children's hospital. >>> as if enough wasn't happening here on earth this month there's a lot going nonthis sky, too. the torrid meteor showers will be bright 0 starting tonight. if conditions are right the torrids produce five visible shooting stars an an hour and leoned anies 15 or more give or take. we want to check in with rob for the rate the latest on the weather. >> the next couple of nights should be good. not much
a tech company ceo. >>> this year's macy's thanksgiving day parade in new york city has some bay area flare. the radio city rockettes kicked off the parade. then, it was time for the balloons, which included crowd favorites like kermit. as well as new balloons including elf on a shelf. we saw singer charlie ray jepsen and rachel crow. and of course, there were the marching bands, including one from the bay area. >> from california, here's the saratoga marching band and color guard. students from every continent on the globe is represented in the band. they played the "2012 american overture." >> i watched it this morning. they were spectacular. the saratoga marching band and color guard was 1 of 11 bands nationwide chosen to participate in this parade. >>> still ahead at 11:00, strategy turned into a valuable lesson. friends of a young woman speak out. >>> and a massive pileup in texas. we'll tell you what sparked the crash involving more than 150 vehicles. >>> and it's a choice that has niners fans taking sides. smith or cap nick. >>> we are tracking a cold night tonight for black fr
. >>> superstorm sandy is gone. but the misery continues to grow. 98 are confirmed dead, 38 in new york city alone. and that number is expected to rise, as police and rescue crews go door-to-door, searching for victims. authorities say it could take a week or more to restore power. the lack of electricity has shut down gas stations and supermarkets. the hardest-hit areas, staten island in new york and the jersey shore, where many homes are completely destroyed. there's a distinct local connection in all of this. people are finally able to fly back into sfo, while money and supplies are flying out to the east coast. george kiriyama continues our coverage from sfo tonight. >> reporter: the first thing this woman noticed when she arrived in san francisco, were lights. >> it's a luxury. >> reporter: that's because days after hurricane sandy, her staten island home still has no power. she is one of the millions who survived the superstorm in the northeast. >> i have a 15-year-old daughter who was very terrified. and she thought we were going to die. >> reporter: linda was visiting newark when sandy hit
on the highways, and new problems are coming as temperatures drop. and people in new york city and new jersey and connecticut still do not have heat or power. >>> tonight, celebrities did what they could to help pitch in on the telethon right here on nbc. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ down by the sea. >> some big names there, today, anchor matt lauer hosted the tell telethon, and the boss himself performed. >>> and the highway shut down for more than five hours, police say the driver of the truck lost control, crashing into the drive in pleasantton. the big rig ended up on its side blocking all southbound lanes of the freeway, along with clearing the crash, the crews had to take care of a fuel spill, luckily the driver was not seriously hurt and the lanes reopened. >>> and silicon valley gets a dose of reality. >> you couldn't script this in a million years, the stress and the pain and the experience we went through on the camera was so -- real. >> we're taking you behind the scenes of the reality show following the drama in the tech industry and why some in the silicon valley are not happy. >>> and up next
rainfall for those hard-hit areas. but also snow. anywhere from one to three inches for parts of new york city down to staten island. also, sea bright, new jersey. the same areas that got slammed by hurricane sandy, about to get hit by this storm system that could produce winds 30 to 50 miles per hour. more power outages. isolated flooding, and not to mention, the heartache there, as many people are still trying to clean up. on our three-day forecast, there's temperatures in the 70s for wednesday. by thursday and friday, 60s coming back. rain returns on thursday. a few isolated thunderstorms possible on friday. and we stay with that cooler trend for saturday, sunday, monday and tuesday. so, if you have the shorts out today, it's time to get the jackets ready. it will be a slip for us in thursday's forecast. >> jeff, thank you. >>> back to our local issues now. another local issue getting national attention, that proposed soda tax in richmond. its measure n. that would put a penny tax on all drinks with sugar in them. think of soda, and certain juices. obesity rates in richmond are higher
health -- our story is you. >>> the saratoga high school band is marching to new york city! they've been invited to play at the macy's thanksgiving day parade. tonight the final rehearsal before leaving for the big apple. the parade is the first national event for this band. >> i am very excited to the point where there's not a lot of sleep going on. i'm nervous. the kids are going to be fantastic but i'm worried that we're preparing ourself for the kids and making we do a good job as teachers. >> break a leg. they'll do great. a total of 400 band members, directors and chaperones will be making the trip back east and, of course, you can watch the  parade right here on nbc bay area at 9:00 a.m. on thanksgiving day. >>> we'll update about jim harbaugh and the mvp, buster posey. we've made major advancements in reducing the incidents of broken bones in seniors. we've received recognition for getting hypertension under control for over 80% of our members. we've made significant advances in asthma, immunization and maternity care. and j.d. power and associates ranked us highest in member s
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